Our Story

Our Story: Why We Created Little Explorers...

I’m Nicole, proud owner of Little Explorers Toy Shop and mum of two nature lovers.  I created Little Explorers Toy Shop to help create those opportunities for connection and engagement, without having to get super creative or messy. Also, to provide toys that are simple but inspire your Little Explorer's imagination and 'what if' thinking. Toys that make big and small kids want to sit down and play, because that is where the magic happens. 

Play is how we connect with our kids.

Once starting this business, I quickly realised that supporting other Australian businesses was also a passion of mine. I am so proud to say that the majority of our toys are from Australian businesses and the people and families behind them, are some of the most genuine people you will ever meet. 

For us, there is still nothing that quite beats playing outside in nature but at least now inside play, has a bit of magic in it too.


"The best toys a child can have is a parent who gets down on the floor and plays with them." ~ Bruce Perry